We Proudly Present Medical Assistant Graduate Ariel Hay
Starting a career in healthcare meant finishing a degree program, completing an externship, and preparing for the unique challenges medical assistants face every day. However, none of this deterred Ariel Hay. She dived head-first into Rockford Career College's medical assistant program and came out triumphant. “Don't let obstacles make you lose faith in the process,” says Ariel. “Believing in yourself is the key to succeed.”
What You Learn in a Medical Assistant Program
For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Ariel took courses such as: Medical Billing Fundamentals, Specimen Collection and Analysis, Cardiac Care, and more.
In these courses, she learned about:
- Insurance and billing processes with emphasis placed on major insurance companies, claim submission, reimbursement practices, coding systems, and bookkeeping procedures
- The proper handling, collecting, transportation, and testing of various types of specimens
- The fundamentals of cardiac care including the main body systems involved and pulmonary issues
She expanded her knowledge and skills further via a 170-hour externship with 160 hours in a healthcare setting. All of this prepared her for effectively improving patients' lives.
How Our Graduate Became a Medical Assistant
Like Ariel, you too could become a medical assistant in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. We are extremely proud of Ariel and how much effort she put in to achieve her academic and professional goals. All of us here at RCC believe you too could succeed in this program and make a difference in your community.
Rockford Career College's Medical Assistant Program at a Glance
Program Length: 10 Months
Learning Environment: Hybrid format incorporating online and on-campus components
Job Outlook: 19% increase in the U.S. Projected from 2019-20291
Find out more about our medical assistant program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. As Ariel says, do not focus on the obstacles. Focus instead on your potential and what you could do to help patients in the future.
1 National Center for O*NET Development. Illinois Employment Trends: 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants. O*NET OnLine. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/31-9092.00?st=IL&g=Go
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